My favourite books of the year so far!

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I’m having a really good reading year so far! Not only have I already completed my Goodreads Reading Goal of 40 books but I’ve actually really enjoyed most of the books that I’ve read. Quality is just as important as quantity.

🕯️🕯️Manifesting that the year will continue just as good as it’s start 🕯️🕯️.

Since we’re halfway through the year now though I thought I’d take today to look back at what I’ve read and pick out my absolute favourites!

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

I’m pretty sure I’ve now read all of Elizabeth Acevedo’s published books now and I have to say that The Poet X might just be my favourite of the lot. I started this book and was immediately engrossed. It made me feel so many emotions on Xiomara’s behalf: love, anger, frustration, sadness.

Like some of her other works, this is written in verse and having just finished studying a bunch of poetry at Uni at the time, and also having read more verse over the years since picking up my first Acevedo book, I really connected more with the writing.

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Reading Tik-Tok recommended romance books

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I have been struck with the overwhelming urge to go and re-read the entire Off Campus series by Elle Kennedy. It’s Tik-Toks fault. I was minding my own business, scrolling before bed and trying to avoid videos about stupid pasta-chips (omg these videos are doing my head in!!) when I fell down a rabbit hole of Tik-Toks related to this series I already binged earlier in the year.

I refuse to re-read this series just yet, I at least need to wait ’til next year. That being said, I don’t mind binging a couple of similar stories to get it out of my system. The only problem is that I don’t know of any similar stories.

What I loved about Off Campus was the blend of sexy but also really sweet 3 dimensional relationships with compelling characters, healthy male friendships and hockey, a sport I’ve never been remotely interested in until reading those books. These things are hard to find in a book.

Thankfully, Tik-Tok caused the problem and I’m hoping they’ll fix it too because I found users who loved Off Campus and recommends semi-similar stories, so I’m going to be reading some of the recommendations I’ve come across and see what I think.

legit me recently

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Books as dark as the bags under my eyes // Recommendations

Howdy 🤠 I’m tired and it’s entirely my own fault but I still want to complain about it.

The other night I stayed up till 5am to watch the wrestling. Last night I finished work at 1am, stayed for an extra drink with everyone till 1:30am and then went out to eat ice-cream on a bench with my friend and his dog until 3am (and then was texting till 4am). This paired with the 40*C weather going on right now has turned me into a walking, barely talking zombie with bags under my eyes that make me look like Stiles Stilinski from Season 3 of Teen Wolf.

me rn (but replace the demons with my dogs)

I have taken inspiration from the bags under my eyes though so today I’m going to be talking about some books that are a bit more gruesome, gory, broody and “dark” then your average read 😊.

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Book Review: How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams

Publication Date: December 1st 2020

One daring to-do list and a crash course in flirtation turn a Type A overachiever’s world upside down.

When her flailing department lands on the university’s chopping block, Professor Naya Turner’s friends convince her to shed her frumpy cardigan for an evening on the town. For one night her focus will stray from her demanding job and she’ll tackle a new kind of to-do list. When she meets a charming stranger in town on business, he presents the perfect opportunity to check off the items on her list. Let the guy buy her a drink. Check. Try something new. Check. A no-strings-attached hookup. Check…almost. Read More.

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My thoughts on … popular YA tropes!

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I am feeling slightly anxious right now as I have my driving theory test today (tomorrow as I’m writing this) and I have an irrational fear of failure, so I’ve scrapped my original plans for todays post and instead I’m going to be super chill and talk about my thoughts on Popular YA Tropes!

I was considering doing a Tier Rank List so I got this list of tropes from there but I decided just chit-chatting about each one independantly was much easier then ranking. I have 14 tropes to talk about today so let’s begin:


I don’t know if I really have much of an opinion when it comes to this trope as the only thing I’ve ever read with a major heist plot-line is, of course, the Six of Crows duology.

Moving away from YA though there are heist TV shows and movies that I’ve watched such as Oceans 8 (I have no plans to watch any of the others but this was goood) and Casa de Papel, aka Money Heist (still haven’t finished the first season though cause I am terrible).

I think my favourite element of this trope is in the character interactions. Such different personalities having together. I especially love a bit of antagonism between two characters thrown into the mix.

Recommendations/On my TBR:

I’ll happily take more of this trope where I can get it. Sadly the only book on my TBR that I know has Heist elements is Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig so if you have any recs I’d love to hear them!

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Blog Tour: More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn.


*ARC provided by the publishers in exchange for an honest review*

I’m not going to lie I absolutely freaked when I saw the email for this Blog Tour. This was one of my most anticipated books of the year and I’m so thrilled I got to read it!


Publication Date: 21st July 2020

Growing up under his punk rocker dad’s spotlight, eighteen-year-old Luke Greenly knows fame and wants nothing to do with it. Hiding his gift and secretly hoarding songs in his bedroom at night, he prefers the anonymous comfort of the locally popular podcast he co-hosts with his outgoing and meddling, far-too-jealousy-inspiringly-happy-with-his-long-term-boyfriend twin brother, Cullen. But that’s not Luke’s only secret. He also has a major un-requited crush on music blogger, Vada Carsewell.

Vada’s got a five year plan: secure a job at the Loud Lizard to learn from local legend (and her mom’s boyfriend) Phil Josephs (check), take over Phil’s music blog (double check), get accepted into Berkeley’s prestigious music journalism program (check, check, check), manage Ann Arbor’s summer concert series and secure a Rolling Stone internship. Luke Greenly is most definitely NOT on the list. So what if his self-deprecating charm and out-of-this-world music knowledge makes her dizzy? Or his brother just released a bootleg recording of Luke singing about some mystery girl on their podcast and she really, really wishes it was her? Continue reading “Blog Tour: More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn.”


Booktubers to binge during isolation.

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I have survived a week of lockdown. *Pats self on back*. But for me there’s still a week to go, at the very least, there’s whispers of the government extending it longer, and so I figured today I’d recommend some booktubers to watch and keep yourself busy and entertained.

Kevin The Reader.

Kevin is a gay Irish sweetheart who I would die for. He has been doing a series recently where he reads the Twilight series for the first time. He posted his Eclipse vlog early last week and I binged them all. They’re so funny, his reactions and opinions are spot on and you need to go and watch him.

He also picks his monthly TBR via a claw machine which he calls Clawdette. Continue reading “Booktubers to binge during isolation.”


👻 Spooky Reads // Reading Recommendation 👻

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I like spooky season so much and I feel like I’ve finally read enough “spooky” feeling books to give some recommendations so this is what we’re doing today 🙂 Continue reading “👻 Spooky Reads // Reading Recommendation 👻”


Reasons you should watch … Legacies.

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So. Today I’m doing something slightly different then usual and I’m going to be making a solid argument as to why you should watch, if you haven’t already, Legacies.

Legacies is the third series set in The Vampire Diaries universe. Back when this was first announced my initial reaction was that it was going to be dumb and cheesy but god I was wrong and, in my opinion, it is by far the best and I’m about to tell you why.

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